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Terminal Server Fonts in SoftGrid
Just wanted to ping this up to the community as this has been an interesting talking point to a number of our Terminal Server/Citrix customers. In the past Softricity SoftGrid never use to be able to virtualize fonts in terminal server environments. To add to this In SoftGrid 4.1 Service Pack 1 we released...
30 Oct 2007
SoftGrid Operations Guide - Part 1
So Brian has been writing this guide and updating it for some time! He has put a lot of work into the document and finally it was decided to post it to the SoftGrid Product Team Blog . Brian Kelly, one of our top gun SoftGrid tech guru's, recently put together a really cool SoftGrid operations guide...
14 Nov 2007
SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 and 4.2 HFRU2 Availability
So here we are! That update time again! Hot Fix Rollup 2 for Softgrid 4.1 and 4.2 has been released! I am pleased to announce public availability of SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 and 4.2 HFRU2. This cumulative update for SoftGrid v4.1 SP1 and v4.2 provides the latest updates to SoftGrid. In addition to stability...
19 Feb 2008
Advanced Sequencing techniques – Part 2
So I am currently in Prague in Europe, and gaining Internet access has been very very tuff! I finally found a very little cafe with an access point so I can blog a great post. Sean emailed J.C and I the next installment of his advanced sequencing techniques! Advanced Sequencing Topics - Part 1 ...
19 Sep 2007
System Center Virtual Machine Manager RTM
Massive announcement from the Virtual Machine Manager Team today . The RTM of SCVMM has hit the floor which means we will start to do some deep dive work on this product and show some amazing value add, which includes showing some of the value add when using this product! I have used many a virtualization...
7 Sep 2007
SoftGrid Client Setup Kit
Patrick Jaspers (one of our softgrid consulting knights!) told me about a new login consultants tool . I need to have a play around with the tool and let you all know how this works!! Synopsis of the tool! Login Consultants have released the SoftGrid Client Setup Kit. This is a very useful tool when...
16 Aug 2007
SoftGrid Public KBs from August 2007
The Year is just flying by and I am sure that I will start walking down the street and see Christmas lights up soon :) Still to keep you in the light I wanted to get the Softgrid KBs for August up! Hope that these are helpful. SoftGrid Public KBs from January 2007 SoftGrid Public KBs from February 2007...
6 Sep 2007
Process Explorer v11
Good old Jeroen emailed this out to the team earlier today and this can be very useful to use when troubleshooting applications. ProcessExplorer v11.0 : We’re excited to announce the release of Process Explorer v11, which introduces major startup and UI performance improvements, new columns and process...
5 Sep 2007
Managing Remote Hyper- Servers from Windows 7
How to access Hyper-V servers from Windows 7! So its done all PC’s and Laptops in my possession are running Windows 7. This is cool, however I was building out a demo and need to manage Hyper-v from my main laptop running Windows 7. Ahhh, not quite straight forward at this point. so...
6 Feb 2009
Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Beta Part I
I came across a couple of great posts from Arlindo the other day! He has been writing up some bits on SCCVMM Beta! which as previously mentioned is just going into Beta! have a read of how to get your self set up in this two part series! ---------------------------------------- As I mentioned in me previous...
8 May 2008
SoftGrid Community Page on TechCenter
Sean D pinged a mail out to us all with a great new addition to the TechCenter. There are now community based forums which should assist you gain knowledge on the product. ------------ I am very excited to announce the creation of 3 new SoftGrid Forums on the recently released SoftGrid TechCenter on...
6 Sep 2007
Using BitLocker under Virtual PC / Virtual Server
I was giving a presentation the other day about SCVMM and our experiences. In the conversation a question was brought up "can you use Bitlocker in a Virtual Environment". Ben Armstrong wrote a nice little article on just how you do this. Up until recently, I thought it was impossible to use BitLocker...
16 Feb 2008
Talking About Windows – Video 2
Continuing to build a community Talking About Windows the second video is now out. I really link this thinking with memories off many late nights. Video: Up All Night - Talking About Windows viral video #2
6 May 2009
Inside the Grid: Part 3
So I wanted to close of this series that Sean D has been progressing . I have been flat out in the UK and have not spent the time giving back to the community as normal! So this is part 3 or the 3 part series!! The first two series can be found below; Inside the Grid: Part 1 Inside the Grid: Part 2 Enjoy...
16 Aug 2007
Thrive – in your skills, your organisation
A great new resource for IT Pro, built using Siliverlight :) focused around different Technology interest area’s. The section on virtualisation is a good reference point, contain the links to TCO calculator and the Green calculator. Check it out.
4 Mar 2009
App-V OpsMgr 2007 MP Now Available on Connect!
The Peps over in Boston Released the OpsMgr Management Pack for testing RC up on connect! To simplify Application Virtualization Server management, the App-V team is excited to make available a RC version of our App-V 4.5 System Center Operations Manager 2007 Management Pack (OpsMgr 2007 MP). It has...
30 Jul 2008
4.5 Beta and Globalization/Localization
I saw this from Shelley Lau on the Application Virtualization Team blog and thought this is actually a really important message. I mean think about it...... how many Windows Platforms dont use English? and what is Softgrids current support policy on non-English languages ..... don't remember well read...
22 Jan 2008
Robert Larson - How to Virtualize Infrastructure Workloads
If you don't know Robert Larson by now ...... then we better get you more aware! Robert is one of our MCS guru that deals with lots of hardware virtualization designs and management methodologies! Now this video is a little old but it does give you some great info for Microsoft Virtualization and the...
14 May 2008
Integrating Immidio Flex Profiles Advanced with Microsoft App-V
I have been working in Amsterdam this week and assisting a number of customers! its been great fun as i have had the pleasure of Madelinde Walraven shadowing me on my adventures. Well to add to my fun week I met up with a couple of our App-V MVPs, Rodney Medina and Ment van der Plas for dinner. We had...
30 Oct 2009
Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 is Now Available in Beta!
I am getting the odd spot here and there to catch up with old friends! Graham Bell and Patrick Jaspers has been helping on the MDOP stand. On the other hand I have had the pleasure of beating Edwin Yuen on Guitar Hero's many times........ as he has had the pleasure of smashing me on Virtual Tennis 3...
14 Nov 2007
A few Citrix and SoftGrid bits!
So its been a really busy week and my time was not spent blogging! I ended up completing my Prince2 certification which meant this week was a busy one to say the least! Friday came and another exam and the certification was in So I was in a thread on the techcenter and wanted to try and collaborate a...
17 Sep 2007
Virtual Server and Virtual PC get a bit of an update!
I use both of these application day in and day out. So when these updates products get an update to support new guest with service packs than you just gotta get the update! Virtual PC 2007 SP1 Download: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=28c97d22-6eb8-4a09-a7f7-f6c7a1f000b5&displaylang...
16 May 2008
Talking about Windows
A really cool viral Video has been launched to showcase the new Talking About Windows web site. I just think this is really cool. Check out the video and learn all about BitLocker to Go from our Windows Experts and of course visit the site. Talking About Windows – BitLocker to Go Talking...
29 Apr 2009
Licensing Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 to Run with Virtualization Technologies
So here I am in Ghent in Belgium and a customer that I was with was talking about SWsoft Virtuozzo and the licence costs around the product! I looked at them and went hmmmmmmm I know just the article! Licensing Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 to Run with Virtualization Technologies . I don’t know about...
2 Oct 2007
What are the current version of SoftGrid?
After an enjoyable weekend watching the Rugby World Cup (Which is a great love of mine!). I thought I would get back to normality with a post on Client Versions. After the buzz of activities with client upgrades I thought it would be a good time to re-base what the current versions were! Both 4.1...
10 Sep 2007
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